This is My friend Angie Crews she has Cystic Fibrosis and Is 37. She has two children, one is 14 the other is 3. Her youngest son has Autism and is in school 5 days a week with therapy at home 3 days a week as well. She was told by the drs and not to even have her baby boy Kurt when she became pregnant but she said “absolutely nothing will stop me from having this baby but death” and she was even willing to make sure he got here even if that meant that he made it and she didn’t! A mother’s love is unconditional and she has proven what an outstanding strong mother that she is. Before pregnancy with Kurt life was pretty normal, she was only on 2 L of oxygen when sleeping but around 3 months she was hospitalized the ENTIRE PREGNANCY. She was put on 40 liters of high flow oxygen and I did irreparable damage to her lungs and heart and even received IRON BAGS AND BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS. She has been struggling ever since never making it back down and now stuck walking around on 10 L of oxygen. Angie went to Inova Fairfax hospital on September 3, 2020 and hoped to hear that She had a few years before Needing to do a transplant. Unfortunate for her she heard the opposite, that she was in the window for transplant now, and that if She did not make the decision to go forward with the transplant now that by the time She did decide it would be too late. She was admitted on September 10, 2020 and did an array of surgeries and tests for pre-transplant screening. now after just a few more tests and while maintaining an exercise program She will be doing the transplant. She starts pulmonary rehab at VCU medical center 3 times a week, beginning next week. She must also return to Fairfax Monday to have my central line removed if herwhite blood cell count is better, if not better she will keep the central line. She also has to save money for post transplant as She will have to stay at an extended stay/intown suite/b&b type place for one month atleast as a requirement of the hospital. She says she is not as worried about right this second as She has the whole surgery and recovery in the hospital to happen first but I know they say that while waiting on the list it could be as little as 60-90 days on the transplant list so I am scared that She may not have the money to stay in fairfax, but I will be attempting to raise help for that too. She really was against the idea of asking people for their hard earned money but let me just say, Angie would do anything for anyone, she is such a supportive person even when she doesn’t have the means to give she goes out of her way to lend a helping hand! She deserves this peace of mind and comfort of knowing she can fulfill her recovery and healing journey with this upcoming transplant, with that being said, I am asking for all the financial help to give her just that! SHE DESERVES THIS SUPPORT MORE THAN ANYONE I KNOW! If you cannot donate please KEEP HER LIFTED IN PRAYER as she continues this transplant journey to a better quality of life for her and her babies! Thanks in advance! Please also share this to reach more prayer and support!
**Please feel free to message me if you would like contact information to her assigned social worker or further proof and documentation of medical diagnosis and transplant information.
With warmest regards..
- Meagan Bennett